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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,893,578 07/07/1975 System for Injecting Particulate Material into the Combustion Chamber of a Repetitive Combustion Coating Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; Elbert M. Hubbard

3,898,038 08/04/1975 Method & Apparatus for Sterilizing a Biologically Contaminated Enclosure

Eugene L. Anderson

3,910,112 10/06/1975 Flow Meter

C. Richard Gerlach

3,910,494 10/06/1975 Valveless Combustion Apparatus

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.

3,913,015 10/13/1975 Tuned Current Probe

Edwin L. Bronaugh; Roger A. Southwick

3,915,381 10/27/1975 Method & Apparatus for Applying Particulate Coating Material to a Work Piece

Rosser B. Melton; John M. Clark; Ronald Mathis; William D. Weatherford; Charles D. Wood

3,918,937 11/10/1975 Particulated Lead Trap System

John C. Holloway; Herbert W. Barch; Martin B. Treuhaft; Charles D. Wood

3,918,944 11/10/1975 Lead Trap

Martin B. Treuhaft; Charles D. Wood

3,921,533 11/24/1975 Wheel Assembly for a Vehicle Moving through a Tubular Conduit

Freddy R. Szenasi; Richard M. Baldwin

3,924,897 12/08/1975 Earth Ripper Employing Repetitive Explosions

John W. Colburn, Jr.; Charles D. Wood; Ronald J. Mathis